Cast and Crew: Franklin J. Schaffner (Director); Rod Serling (Screenplay); Pierre Boulle (Novel); Jerry Goldsmith (Score); Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, James Whitmore
What It’s About: A team of astronauts travel to a distant planet and find an upside down world where apes are the dominate species and man is a mute savage hunted nearly to extinction. Can George Taylor (Charlton Heston) find the secret of the Planet of the Apes?
Why Watch it Today?: Planet of the Apes most iconic image features The Statue of Liberty, dedicated on this date in 1886.